Morocco grand Tours 8 days On an already appointed time, our agent will pick us up from the Airport or our accommodation. Our journey will begin by a short visit to the splendid Hassan II Mosque to appreciate its breath-taking minaret, the tallest in the Muslim World (210m). Later on, we will depart to Rabat, the administrative capital of Morocco. Our mission of discovering Rabat includes visiting Mohammed V Mausoleum, Hassan Tower and Oudaya Kasbah. This Kasbah was built in the 12th century and serves as Rabat‘s old medina. It has beautiful narrow streets. Our local guide will lead us through these mesmerising paths telling us stories accumulated for centuries now. Then, he will take us to visit the Challah where Islamic & the Roman ruins lie side-by-side whispering eternal stories of many centuries past. (Overnight will be in Rabat hotel/Riad DP)
Casablanca to Casablanca 6 days grand tour Early in the morning after breakfast, we will leave Rabat for the blue city. Chefchaouen is settled in the feet of two horn-like mountains, Megou and Tisouka. The people of this region constructed this city during the early wave of Spanish invasion of Northern Morocco. They built it as a hiding point of the resistance. The name Chefchaouen even means, “Look at the horns in Tamazight” (Moroccan Native Language). Therefore, the Mediterranean identity of the local shows itself in the blue washed walls of the city’s inside. Walking in its maze-like streets gives a feeling of transcendence over time bringing everyone into the beautiful past of this region. No one really leaves this city without a feeling of appreciation of what human kind can when allied with nature with full integration. The people of this city have a unique relationship with Mother Nature and the colours it speaks. They simply paint their houses with what they see in the sky in a sunny day: blue sky. Their traditional clothes do not miss any other beautiful colour. We will enjoy a full day in this city. Overnight will be in our Hotel.
Morocco grand Tours 8 days Today’s trip will take us to the twin brother of Fez. The current dynasty built Meknes as their very first capital in their early days. It was the first capital of unified Morocco after centuries of chaos. The walls surrounding it were designed to sustain cannons attacks unlike other medinas. In its times, Meknes was the strongest fortification in all of North Africa. The famous gate Bab Mansour was a sign of defiance to European powers as a Portuguese captive designed it. This captive served as the architect of the Sultan Moulay Ismail also designing the Sahrij Souani Bassin and the underground prison. These last monuments were in full action in times of war. Then we will visit the Mulay Ismail Mausoleum the founder of the city. After lunch, our journey continues to Volubilis. This Roman city dates back to the 25BC. Some of it original mosaics are very well preserved. Moulay Idriss, the village holding the Mausoleum of the very first Muslim Sultan in Morocco, Moulay Idriss I, will be a part of our visit. Overnight will be in our cozy Riad/Hotel in Fez.
Morocco grand Tours 8 days Fez’ fame stands as Morocco spiritual, cultural and intellectual center. It encloses oldest University in the world known as the Qaraouine University. This It makes a strong hold of both conservative and Modernist communities. It is the second biggest city in Morocco. As we strand along its wide streets, the new part of the old medina (14th century) will be our first stop. The Mullah (Jewish Quarter) is the main neighborhood in this part of the medina. Then we will give Fez El-Bali or the old town (8th century) inside the walls a chance to take us into a time travel into the depth of time and space. We will roam in its maze like small streets to have a feeling of transcendence. We will witness potters, smiths; artisans and donkeys laden with goods from diverse backgrounds and giving short gazes at the visitors and wandering its labyrinthine streets. Also famous for their souk and tanneries, we will be able to partake the artisan process inherited from ancestors since the medieval ages to get that colorful leather. Lunch will be on a rooftop in one of the Medina’s most exotic restaurants. Accommodation in a local Riad.
Morocco grand Tours 8 days Our jouney will focus on Atlas Mountains and adjacent Berber Villages along with other small towns. You should see the special characteristics of this area as the first impression you will get will be as if you are in Europe, specifically speaking about Ifrane.
Azrou is a great market for berber tribes. Nearby, you can see Barbary apes and on the way there is a great chance for us to be invited by a nomadic family to have mint tea as a sign of their hospitality.
Khenifra is at the region of the middle Atlas; we intend to visit some Berber village’s traditional markets as well.
After lunch, you will descend the Atlas Mountains finally arriving in the spectacular oasis city of Marrakech. You will conclude your day with dinner and other accommodations at your hotel.
Morocco grand Tours 8 days Today’s tour will be an art show of the mystics of Marrakesh. Early in the morning after breakfast, we will start our whole day exploration of the legendary red City of Marrakesh. The old medina, the square of Jemma el-Fna, and the Majorelle Gardens. Marrakech old medina is an escape from the fancy modern hotels, clubs, and restaurants that gild in its new town. The Mullah (Jewish neighbourhood), the ornate 19th century Bahia Palace, and the crumbling 16th century Badi Palace are the main attractions in this century old city. The square of Jemma El-Fna and the Koutoubia mosque are UNESCO wold heritage sites. The square is a space where time refuses to move on for centuries ago. The vibes here will take us transcendentally with its fabled snake charmers, monkey tamers, acrobats, musicians, orange juice sellers, and storytellers. Marrakesh hosted three environmental summits; more than any other city in the World. Even the environment treaty is named and signed in Marrakesh. This fact made the province of Marrakesh pay more attention to the municipal gardens of the city, keeping them green and glowing. Our excursion into Marrakesh’s new town will give us a chance to visit the lush Majorelle Gardens. The French artist Jacques Majorelle designs them in the 1920s and 1930s. Now, they feature a striking array of cactus species from all over the world in Art Deco inspired grounds. Famous for its iconic blue walls, the Majorelle Gardens also house an excellent museum devoted to Berber culture and history. You will conclude your day with dinner and other accommodations at your hotel.
Morocco grand Tours 8 days The Atlas Mountains offers unforgettable experiences with Berber (Amazigh) villages ornamenting it. This excursion offers a glimpse on the green and rocky side of the kingdom. It gives us an opportunity to meet the locals and discover the mysteries that surround the nomads of the Atlas Mountains. Its fresh mountain air makes it healthy to walk in its green mountain alleys. Our major stop is the mesmerising Ourika Valley. It is a great spot to relax and appreciate the beauty of Mother Nature. At an already appointed time, our professional driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Marrakech. Then, we will set out to the Ourika Valley. Huddled in the High Atlas Mountains, the Ourika Valley is a great get-away for those who need a break from the noise in Marrakesh. High in the mountains, the only sound will be the flurry roaring mountain streams. Its spring provides one of the best quality water in North Africa. This journey will be an opportunity to relax and take our time in one of the many cafés lining the stream. It is a break from the stress of the modern life. For flexibility purposes, we have the option to take a little hike down the valley to discover all the different faces of the magnificent valley. This calm and peaceful day in nature finishes when we will go back to Marrakesh. Our agent will drop you off wherever you like.
Morocco grand Tours 8 days Getting ready for departure returning back home. We will provide assistance at the airport and see you off hopefully, we will be seeing you again.